Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Family picnic at Fell Foot

Make the most of summer in the Lake District  

Get out an about in the Lake District over the summer holidays. From sprawling lawns to lakeshore parks - we've everything you need for a sizzling summer playing with the whole family.

View of Windermere

Looking after the Lakes during the heatwave  

During the heatwave we're taking extra special care to look after the Lake District. Here's what we're doing and how you can help.

Commemorating WW1 in the Lake District 

We were gifted England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and 13 other Lake District summits as war memorials to look after on behalf of the nation.

Herdwick sheep in Langdale in Cumbria

Farming in the Lake District  

We're proud to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That includes 90 farms and as much as 70% of the world’s Herdwick sheep.

The Potter family at Wray Castle

Women of the Lake District 

Meet the women of the Lake District - we're sharing their stories and experiences with exhibitions at our places in the Lakes.

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District - a new World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.

What's new in the Lakes?

Where will you explore today?

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Help keep red squirrels alive in the Lakes 

Rare native red squirrels are still here against the odds here in the Lake District. But they're under constant threat and need your support to survive.